Comparing workers’ compensation in Australia

We compile reports to compare workers’ compensation schemes across Australia’s states and territories, and between Australia and New Zealand. 

Comparing Australian and New Zealand workers’ compensation  

We release a biennial report comparing Australia and New Zealand’s workers’ compensation arrangements: 

We release a summary of workers’ compensation scheme developments on alternate years to the Comparison report: 

COMPARE Project 

The Compensation policy and return to work effectiveness (COMPARE) Project builds evidence to improve return to work policy and practice in Australia. 

The COMPARE project was established in 2015 and is a national study which aims to develop evidence that can help improve return to work policy and practice in Australia. 

The project is led by the Insurance Work and Health Research Group (IWH) at Monash University, with Safe Work Australia contributing to funding the project through a Commonwealth Grant. 

For further information and access to the project’s reports, presentation and journal articles please refer to the COMPARE Project’s website at

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